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Assam is an Indian state wedged between South East Asia and East Asia. It is a land of mesmerizing hills and it is rich in biodiversity. Dispur is its capital city and Assamese is the language spoken widely. The state is bordered by Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Tripura. All these states collectively are known as the seven sister states. Assam also shares its international borders with countries like Myanmar and China.

Assam tea is popular across the world. The state contributes to at least 25% of the world’s total tea production. Assam is also famous for its silk and oil resources. The state can be divided into distinct regions such as Upper Assam, Central Assam, Southern Assam and the Lower Assam. Guwahati is the major city in Assam and serves as a cosmopolitan hub.

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The Kaziranga National Park is a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. You can see the famous one horned rhinoceros here. The Manas National Park is situated on the foot of Eastern Himalayas and is mainly a tiger preserve. The Dibru-Saikhowa National Park houses various species of birds.

Guwahati is an ancient city with heritage temples, ramparts, and tanks. It is home to the Assam State Museum. Hajo and Madan Kamdev are some ancient archeological marvels, which house a lot of heritage temples. Charaideo was the ancient capital of Assam. Tezpur, Surya Pahar Goalpara, and Maibong are some other archeological sites.

Other heritage and cultural sites for tourists to visit in Assam include Majuli, Sualkuchi, Digboi oil town, Sarthebari, Haflong, Jatinga and Umrangshu, which is famous for its hot water spring. Assam is an enchanting place for all nature enthusiasts. The reserves of Dirak, Upper Dihing and Joypur feature a cluster of pristine forests.

If you visit Assam, don’t miss the Bihu festival that is the biggest festival celebrated in the state. It marks significant phases of a cultivator’s life. The Bihu dance is known as the Rongali Bihu; it is generally celebrated as a series of three festivals. The other festivals celebrated in the state are Kherai, Garja, Porag, Sokk-Erroi, Karbi Youth festival, and Hacha-Kekan.

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By Air


The Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport receives flights from Bangkok and Dubai. International tourists can avail the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport at Kolkata, as it is the nearest airport and has flights from major destinations in the world like USA, China, Middle East Asia and Europe.

Guwahati is connected to major Indian cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore and many more through the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.

By Train


The Guwahati railway station is connected to almost all the Indian states like Paschim Banga, Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat. Bus routes connect the whole of Assam.

By Road


Buses are the generally preferred mode of transportation within the state. The Assam State Transport Corporation has buses to the neighboring states like Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Manipur. You can also travel within the city or nearby states in taxi cabs; but it would be more costly.
 

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